• Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Seattle

    In Partnership with American Family Insurance

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Learn more about the 4 month program for early stage tech startups by viewing the FAQ's


Building 20

3709 NE 39th Street

Redmond WA 98052

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  • Adam Benzion Hackster
  • Aditya Kongara Enterprise Data Management Director American Family Insurance
  • AJ Brush Microsoft
  • Alexander Renz Renz Ventures
  • Alexandra Aulisi Brand Strategist American Family Insurance
  • Andrew Shields Synapse
  • Arthur Roberts Quinn Emanuel
  • Avi Cavale Shippable
  • Barry Crist CHEF
  • Ben Wright Personal Lines Product Management Director American Family Insurance
  • Bill Bliss Microsoft
  • Bill Bryant Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Brad Burke Chief Technical Officer Networked Insights
  • Brent Stineman Sr SDE Microsoft
  • Brian Flucht Nike
  • Carla Corkern Talyst, Inc.
  • Chris DeVore Founders Co-op
  • Corrina Black Principal Design Lead MIcrosoft
  • Craig Sherman Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Curtis Kopf Alaska Airlines
  • Dan Lieberman SmartThings
  • Dan Neely CEO Networked Insights
  • Dan Reed Managing Director, American Family Ventures American Family Insurance
  • Dan Rosanova Microsoft
  • David Raskino Director, Technical Evangelism Microsoft
  • David Wickwire Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
  • Dawn Mortimer Innovation Director American Family Insurance
  • Desney Tan Microsoft
  • Don Light Celent
  • Edgar Hernandez Innovation Engineer American Family Insurance
  • Francisca Brown Marketing Operations Manager American Family Insurance
  • Frank Fulton Pivotstream
  • Gary Kocher K&L Gates
  • Geir Hansen Silicon Valley Bank
  • Geoff Entress Voyager Capital
  • Gil Isaacs Sr Program Manager Microsoft
  • Glenn Westlake Consumer Research & Analytic Director American Family Insurance
  • Greg Geib Primary Research Administrator American Family Insurance
  • Greg Gottesman Madrona Venture Group
  • Greg Tacchetti CEO Assurestart
  • Gregg Albright iPromote
  • Jason Stoffer Maveron LLC
  • Jeff deCillia Donuts, Inc.
  • Joe Renz SalesEnablers
  • Joe Wallin Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • John Connors Ignition Partners
  • Jon Arnold Microsoft
  • Josh Holmes Program Manager Microsoft
  • Josh Smith Venture Capital Associate American Family Insurance
  • Juan Posada Expedia
  • Julie Sandler Madrona Venture Group
  • Karen Huh Starbucks
  • Karl Muth NorthWestern University
  • Kathy McKenna AT&T
  • Kyle Nakatsuji Venture Capital Associate American Family Insurance
  • Linden Rhoads University of Washington
  • Luca Debernardi Microsoft
  • Manos Koukoumidis Microsoft
  • Marc Castellucci Personal Lines VP of Claims American Family Insurance
  • Mark Herrington CEO Shoutlet
  • Matt Mostad Microsoft
  • Michael Mott Sonos
  • Mikel Re Strategy Development Director American Family Insurance
  • Myles Romero Brand & Consumer Marketing AVP American Family Insurance
  • Nick Shutwell Strategic Partnership AVP American Family Insurance
  • Nick Soman LikeBright
  • Parag Garg Porch
  • Patrick Shelby University of Washington
  • Paul Choi State Product Director American Family Insurance
  • Paul Rigby Legal Counsel Homesite
  • Paulo Resende Director MIcrosoft
  • Peter Cannistra Clearwire
  • Peter Settel CIO Homesite
  • Rebecca Lovell Startup Liaison at City of Seattle
  • Rebecca Norlander Health123
  • Rick Claus Sr Program Manager Microsoft
  • Rick Madock Business Development Director American Family Insurance
  • Russ Stromberg Synapse
  • Sam Geraci Strategy Vice President American Family Insurance
  • Sarah Pettit Marketing Corporate Programs Director American Family Insurance
  • Sarah Richmond Director Microsoft
  • Shannon Lory Advertising Director American Family Insurance
  • Stead Burwell Alliance Health
  • Stephanie Osilie Media Administrator American Family Insurance
  • Steve Christopher Microsoft
  • Steve Clemons
  • Steve Hall Vulcan
  • Steve Mundt Personal Lines VP American Family Insurance
  • Stuart McIntosh Security Architecture Manager American Family Insurance
  • Telisa Yancy Marketing Vice President American Family Insurance
  • Teresa Stigler Starbucks
  • Tim Enwall Head of the Company Revolv
  • Tim Park Microsoft
  • Todd Terbeek Citrix
  • Usman Anwer Sr Program Manager Microsoft
  • Vamsi Sistla Offerboard
  • Vikram Khandpur Microsoft
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Welcome to Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Seattle. Our partnership with American Family will nurture the most promising companies in the home automation space. Our goal is to provide startups with our design and technology expertise, combined with customer insights and distribution from American Family Insurance. With our connections, expertise and desire to help startups, we believe we can be the catalyst to empower your growth.


Mukund Mohan | Director, Microsoft Ventures



Working closely with startups and making early-stage investments in emerging technology companies is a great way to support the ecosystem and also benefit our customers. We look forward to working with the next generation of companies that are re-imagining the connected home.


Dan Reed | Managing Director, American Family Ventures


Mukund Mohan

Director Seattle Accelerator

Neda Samimi

Operations and Marketing Manager

Dan Reed

Managing Director American Family Ventures

Ryan Rist

Technology Catalyst American Family Insurance


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